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Forum: Hacks 06-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By pfestus1
Donor rig

Here is my "donor" rig. The R100 does pretty well, but the Motorvation is a tad big for it.
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Forum: Hacks 06-18-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By pfestus1
BMW R1150RT-P for tug

I recently acquired a RT-P that is in real good shape, with 25,000 miles. I bought it with the idea to take a Motorvation Formula 11 off an airhead R100 and put it on the RT-P. Are there any RT-P...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,518
Posted By pfestus1
Toaster Tank Chrome

The chrome tank panels are no longer available from BMW, but they do come up for sale on the usual sites. Ebay, IBMWR.org Market, MOA, and here at ADV in the flea market. Often they have some rust on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
File tags...

Interesting points, WB, and some truth in what you say. But really, the "no file photo" rule is there to promote the whole idea of these game, which is to get folks out to ride. Its kinda oxymoronic...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,518
Posted By pfestus1
[/QUOTE] No, paint is not original. It was...

[/QUOTE]

No, paint is not original. It was originally a Monza Blue R75/5 Toaster. Sidecar mods include a sidecar triple tree set that reduces trail, as sub frame, a final drive from an R50/5 for a...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,518
Posted By pfestus1
R75/5/Dnepr

I've owned this /5 since 1974, second owner, my second bike. I put the Dnepr on it about 10 years ago. Its a great rig....
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,255
Posted By pfestus1
Well, MotoJ, I was a bit surprised to see my /5...

Well, MotoJ, I was a bit surprised to see my /5 posted. Good for you. I was just thinking about going to look for that pic and post. You saved me the trouble. Perry's triple tree does do a good job...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-30-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
That's a great place for Ms. Rat to hang out. Who...

That's a great place for Ms. Rat to hang out. Who ever tags her there, I would advise NOT to be tempted to ride the Jeep Trail, unless there are 4 or 5 of you. Can get pretty rough in there. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Welcome to the game, Lawrence! Good grab on a...

Welcome to the game, Lawrence! Good grab on a rainy day. I'm glad you got the picture posting figured out. I'm still analog, or using a camera and going home to up load the pics :huh Don't know...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-26-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
OK, I first thought that Bob was tagging his own...

OK, I first thought that Bob was tagging his own tag???:huh:huh How can he do that??:huh
Then I see, different poster, similar bike.
So Lawrence, can you post a little more detail? A pic of the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,273
Posted By pfestus1
Being 800 miles from home, I believe I'd try to...

Being 800 miles from home, I believe I'd try to make it home on that rear tire. Not saying that is the smartest thing to do, but likely what I'd do. I would check the tire every time I stopped...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,273
Posted By pfestus1
Cliff, you don't say how many miles that rear...

Cliff, you don't say how many miles that rear tire has gone. I'm running that same tire on my 1200GS, and only got about 8000 miles before it was showing cords on the edges. Sometimes you get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Davo, you musta been out past your bed time. I...

Davo, you musta been out past your bed time. I was going home (by cage) around 9:30, and stopped to check on Ms. Rat, and she was still there. Good grab.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-19-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
New rat tag

I was supposed to get off work at 7am today and my plan was to ride deep into Floyd County and find Ms. Rat a nice comfy hangout. Well, I ended up working over, so I changed plans. I did find her a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
She will re-appear tomorrow (Friday). Sorry, work...

She will re-appear tomorrow (Friday). Sorry, work has gotten in the way :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,273
Posted By pfestus1
MOA Rally

Have a great time at the Rally! Unfortunately I will miss it this year. Too far, not enough time and money. Be sure to volunteer for something at the rally. You'll have more fun if you are a bigger...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Found it

Well I returned to the Gum Springs overlook and found the RAT right where it was taped to the back of the sign. Funny that I missed it this morning. This morning I had leaned over the sign and looked...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Rat mia?

I can't say for sure, and I'll go back to the sign this afternoon. But I was riding into work this morning, and remembered that the RAT was along my commute route. I did not check this site to see...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-05-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
I'm not saying that I'm old, but I remember when...

I'm not saying that I'm old, but I remember when that road was paving stones, and the only way to get up to the top. :1drink
But is it legal to ride up that far now a days?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
:1drinkOh, its been a while since I've been up to...

:1drinkOh, its been a while since I've been up to Audie Murphy's crash site. I wish I would have checked this earlier today, as I couldn't mow grass in the rain, but I could have gone for a ride....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-12-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Hijack

Just a brief thread hijack
Friday I am riding up to Seneca Rocks West Virginia for a BMW /5 campout. I'll be leaving Copper Hill mid morning, probably head up 311 and head for a lunch at Rella's,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-11-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Bruced

You are "Bruced" when you take off on a ride to get the RAT, and upon finding Rat's hiding spot, he is not there. He has been picked up by another ADV rider who beat you to the Rat. It was a more...
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6,351
Views: 2,298,912
Posted By pfestus1
He should get one of those toy Mattel motors that...

He should get one of those toy Mattel motors that you used to get to put on your bicycle, and put that in the engine place. :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
That'll make for a beautiful ride for someone....

That'll make for a beautiful ride for someone. Great place, and you don't need a dual sport either. Isn't Twin Valley Rider Breakfast at Paint Bank tomorrow? :wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Beautiful floyd county ride ahead

OK, I just got home from a very nice ride thru some of Floyd County's most beautiful roads.
Christiansburg Pike runs from Floyd to Pilot. Leave the Pike at:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Dave), I left my work at 7 pm, and was at the tag...

Dave), I left my work at 7 pm, and was at the tag site about 7:30. It was just off my path going up Bent Mountain.
Congrats on the beautiful KTM!
I'm busy this morning, but will get out for a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Good suggestion, but I don't have a "trash" bike...

Good suggestion, but I don't have a "trash" bike to take to Runnett Bag:huh
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Ms. RAT

At the Spring Run Swim Club

http://pfestus1.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVrider/i-5Xd9w7m/0/S/P5141540-S.jpg

http://pfestus1.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/ADVrider/i-hhsX67S/0/S/P5141541-S.jpg

Yea, I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
DaveO, We must have just missed each other. I...

DaveO,
We must have just missed each other. I stopped by the Swim Club on my way home from work and picked up Ms. RAT.
I don't have Smart Phone technology, so I took photo evidence and got home,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-10-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By pfestus1
Willville!

I hope you made it to Willville....before the rains came thru. Great campground. I'm sure that Will will light up a campfire tonight. Have fun!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Now are you being sarcastic?? :huh:lol3:freaky

Now are you being sarcastic?? :huh:lol3:freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By pfestus1
Roanoke VA area

My wife and I live near Roanoke, in the Blue Ridge Mtns. of Southwest Virginia. Roanoke is an active city, about 90,000 people, with another 150,000 folks in the surrounding area. Downtown is vibrant...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Ethanol Free Hyjak

The market on Apperson that used to sell ethanol free gas is closed. I don't know of any place in Salem that sells ethanol free. There are several places listed on pure-gas.org that sell ethanol...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Wow

That was a quick grab, place and grab again. Old Oolfay, I firgured you'd get Bruced, but glad you found it. DavO, good quick grab. So where to next?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Ride today was a bit damp, but I still had fun,...

Ride today was a bit damp, but I still had fun, Tastro. Now that you mention it, I do seem to remember that the Nature Conservancy was considering closing the Bottom Creek Gorge area. It appears to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
I figure its a good day NOT to get Bruced. As...

I figure its a good day NOT to get Bruced. As long as temps stay above freezing I should be OK. It was foggy, damp, muddy, and wet, but not that bad a day for a ride. :D:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-02-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 37,719
Posted By pfestus1
Warning: Hijack!!

I'm going to briefly HIJACK this thread. TONIGHT (Sat. 2/2) is the Roanoke Fiddle and Banjo Club show at Northside High School. Good local Blue Grass Music. I plan to go, and wanted to invite other...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,358
Posted By pfestus1
Lets go taggin

So Gilerd,
We are all waiting on you to post the first Roanoke area TAG.....:rofl Its your baby, get 'er rolling. :deal:thumb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By pfestus1
Motorcycle Awareness

Our Roanoke, VA area club, Twin Valley Riders, wanted to do something to improve motorcycle awareness and safety. One of our members works for Lawerence Transfer Trucking company, and with his help...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,965
Posted By pfestus1
We did almost loose Wheels Thru Time, to I think,...

We did almost loose Wheels Thru Time, to I think, Preston Arizona. Apparently there was some conflict between WTT and the local governing body that did not see the benefit of the tourists that WTT...
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